–Hi! I’m Raúl Esparza. I’m going to be playing Freddie, the American, in Chess at the Kennedy Center. He’s a sneak preview of the cast rehearsing. [Ruthie Ann Miles singing “The Deal” from Chess] where you want to be and who you want to be And doing what you always said you would And yet you know you haven’t won at all. Running for your life and never looking back In case there is someone right behind to shoot you down
And say he always knew you’d fall. When that crazy wheel slows down. And the appeal, partner Of this deal, partner Is we all stand to win
You and me, the lady also. Don’t break her heart, partner Just be smart partner. Show your love
Is as pure as snow in Moscow [“Nobody’s Side” from Chess] Everybody’s playing the game But nobody’s rules are the same. –[all] Nobody’s on nobody’s side. [“Endgame #3” from Chess] –They’re completely enchanted But they don’t take your qualities for granted It isn’t very often
That the critics soften. Nonetheless you’ve won their hearts
How can we begin to [“Endgame” from Chess] Nothing you have said is revelation. Take my blues as red. My consolation. –Finding out that I’m my one true obligation. Is there no one in my life Who will not claim The right to steal My work, my name My success, my fame And my freedom?